On Wednesday 25 November at 9am the Blogs and Podcasts systems are going to be updated. This should take around 2 hours and will provide more some security and operational fixes to the system as well as:
- Customize Option in the Administration Menu – This allows you to change the theme, edit the menus and widgets without having to visit the Dashboard of the site.
- New Theme from Web Services – You can select this by choosing “University of Otago 2016”. If you don’t want to change you don’t have to, your current theme will still work on your site.
Between 5:00pm Tuesday 18 August and midday Thursday 20 August ITS will not be processing any new Otago Capture Sections or be able to make changes to existing Sections.
This hiatus in service will allow ITS to deploy the new Otago Capture Administration application which allows staff to have a more timely and efficient control over their Otago Capture Sections. Some of the expected benefits include self-service facilities for staff to manage staff access, alter recording availability and change schedules without the need to contact ITS directly.
During this work there will be no interruption to scheduled, ad-hoc or Personal Capture services and students will still have access to the recordings that have been previously made. The existing request forms will also be available and any submissions to these will be backlogged and processed as soon as possible once our data migration procedures have been completed.
If you have any concerns about this release please contact the ITS Service Desk so that the Otago Capture team can respond to your query.
During the mid semester break we will be upgrading Otago Blogs and Otago Podcasts. This is to keep us up to date with all the latest security and performance improvements on WordPress.
When: Monday 22 June 2015 – 9am-11am. During this time Otago Blogs and Otago Podcasts will not be available.
If you have any questions about this upgrade please contact the ITS Service Desk (firstname.lastname@example.org).